Here at our Jeep dealership near Fosston, MN, we realize our customers usually spend time researching new vehicle models whenever they’re in the market for a new car, truck, or SUV. If you like to be in the know about the different features and specs of a vehicle you’re thinking of buying, stop by our Jeep® dealership.

Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff can show you lots of vehicles in our new car inventory, including Chrysler, Dodge, and RAM models as well as the 2017 Jeep Cherokee. And, when you go for a test drive and learn all about a vehicle’s driving features, you’ll likely be able to choose between a manual and automatic transmission.

How do you know which is the best option? For starters, a manual transmission has a less complex design than most automatic transmissions. This means a manual transmission costs less to repair. In addition, manual transmissions are able to easily handle high torque loads and can sometimes deliver more power than an automatic option.

However, a manual transmission can be more difficult to operate than the automatic counterpart. And, fully automatic transmissions usually offer a smoother driving experience, thanks to modern advances in the control of valve shuttles. This is just one way of saying the process of shifting from one gear to another is accomplished in a more seamless manner than automatic transmissions in older vehicle models.

So, to sum up, manual transmissions have a simple design and can be more powerful than automatic transmissions. But, as the name suggests, automatic transmissions are usually easier to use and can offer a smoother ride. We encourage you to visit our dealership location at 755 Paul Bunyan Drive NW in Bemidji, MN so that our sales and service team can answer any of your vehicle questions. We can help you choose the right transmission for your needs and can discuss other new car features as well.

Stop by Bemidji Chrysler Center today!